Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach, 1982
|Country represented||East Germany|
|Born||21 May 1956|
Karl-Marx-Stadt, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
|Former partner||Sabine Baeß|
Life and career
Baeß/Thierbach were coached by Irene Salzmann in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz) and represented the club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt. They were the only figure skating pair representing East Germany to win the World or European championships.
Thierbach skated with five partners altogether: Romy Kermer (silver medallist at the Olympic Games with Rolf Österreich in 1976); Antje Heck; Petra Ronge; Sylvia Walter; and finally Sabine Baeß. In 1980 he suffered a meniscus injury to his knee, for which surgery was necessary. For this reason Baeß and Thierbach had to miss the Nationals and the Europeans in 1981. From 1977 to 1989, he was a Stasi informer under the codename "Gehrhard".
Thierbach runs the company Automaten Großaufstellung Tassilo Thierbach GmbH in Chemnitz. He has also worked as figure skating coach in collaboration with Ingo Steuer in Chemnitz.
|East German Championships||3rd||3rd||2nd||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
- 1973 East German Championships: Bronze medalist with Antje Heck
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- Sportecho, various issues 1984
- ISU statistics
- personal interview
- Tassilo Thierbach at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com